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What Keeps This FEMA Regional Administrator Up at Night?

When a disaster like a large earthquake strikes, government agencies will have to manage the public’s expectations for a quick response. And that’s not easy.

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What It Takes to Settle Refugees

The people of Erie, Pennsylvania, have welcomed immigrants and refugees, and believe that their town is better off for having done so.

Navigator Award Finalist: Nick O'Day, GIS Manager, Johns Creek, Ga.

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To Enliven Downtowns, Some Cities Promote Public Drinking

Public drinking can spice up a city’s nightlife — but allowing it also carries risks.

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‘Cities Are Not Smart. It’s People Who Are Smart’

At an event in the nation’s capital, experts discussed issues related to smart cities such as inclusivity, data management and cybersecurity.

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Newly Redesigned Just Went Open Source

Officials boast this is the first time a major U.S. city has made its full website code public.

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Ready or Not: Expect More Economic Disruption From Automation

Are state and local government leaders to prepared to deal with workforce impacts that will come with continued innovation?

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Stay Tuned: Navigator Award Finalists From the IT and Data Innovators Category

We’ll be rolling out the remaining finalists in our state and local government awards program.

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No Pension Reform for Pennsylvania; N.J. City to Sue Neighbors Over Sewers

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Florida Keys ends in-person jail visits; the ACLU wants Utah county's police footage; Colorado's $2.39B marijuana impact.

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State Financial Disclosure Antiquated, Inaccessible

The personal financial holdings of candidates for state office and elected officials are often vague and hard to get.

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10,000 Files on Chicago Police Torture Are Now Online

Amid continued accusations of police misconduct, the force must contend with a digital rehashing of a sordid chapter in its history.

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Confronted With Vacant Building Fires, Louisville Turns to Civic Hackers

A pilot program is getting underway in the Kentucky city this week to test new smoke detector devices developed by members of the local civic technology community.


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